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can control. the reason i focus on the body. you can control what's happening in here. you can change the world outside of it, i think that's the mantra we need to take into the new year. >> how much of it is mental? >> mental is where you win it all. if you look at the root cause of so many problems we face in our lives, it starts up there. you want to start with small actionable steps. if you realize the sacrednessp what we were given when we were born. and then you treasure it, as a temple of the soul which is what it is. it allows you to realize is this is what the action is, and at its core, it's not about competing in the journey of life, it's about taking a small time-out and realizing the wisdom of how beautiful whatever we were handed is. >> i'm going to show you the power of my mind, six weeks you're coming back, those numbers are going down. >> okay.
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>> thank you very much. >> we'll be right back. the political battle between those who want stricter gun laws. on tuesday the vice president and his task force will send gun violence recommendations to the oval office. both sides bracing for a fight. we have more on this story in just a moment but first police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. the officer responding to a domestic disturbance call yesterday when they chased the armed suspect into the crowded theater. movie goers poured out as police raced inside and officers shot the suspect who survived but is
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in critical condition tonight. american troops help france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent who is held by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which was friday night. he said u.s. troops led to what he called limited technical support and made american aircraft available if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believes he is now dead. hundreds of thousands of people opposing same-sex marriage rallied on the streets of paris today. fran's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions. it faces strong opposition from the roman catholic church and social conservatives. the plan expected to be voted on by the national assembly in march or february. a break for americans hoping to adopt russian kids. a ban on american adoptions will
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not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians in moscow protested the russian government's banned believing that that was passed as backlash of a new u.s. law which targets human rights violations in russia. the decision now to delay the ban means 46 adoptions underway should go through. former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his birthday last june has been in the hospital since november 23rd for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. his son, forrer governor jeb bush, says his dad is supposed to be released tomorrow. they are hopeful he will be discharged but still taking things day to day. the nfl playoffs are down to four. the atlanta falcons kick a
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game-winning field goal in the final seconds defeating the seattle seahawks 30-28. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next sunday against san francisco. meanwhile, tom brady led new england to a 41-28 win over the houston texans. the patriots play baltimore in the afc championship game. well, it's 30 days since the massacre at that elementary school in connecticut and just two days until the vice president and his task force make public their ideas to put the brakes on gun violence. listen to some of the voices from both lawmakers and gun rights lobbyists. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> when a president takes all of the power of his office, he's
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willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is this they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through. >> let's be honest. we are not always going to be able to find these individuals who on a dime turn into madmen and what could help here in new town is a ban on assault weapons. i've got to tell you, i fundamentally believe that if we had a ban on assault weapons and a ban on high capacity magazines that this guy might never, ever have taken up arms to begin with. what happens is these guys start to get courageous when they think they can walk into a school or movie theater with the kind of guns they see in movie theaters. there would still be little boys and little girls alive in newtown today i believe if you bana sought weapons and high capacity magazine clips. that's something we can do and then do now.
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>> susan can diotti is in newtown, connecticut. there's the delicate subject of what to do about the school itself. do they make it a memorial or tear it down. susan? >> reporter: drew, tonight in newtown there was a public forum with many people trying to decide what to do about the future of sandy hook elementary school where the shooting occurred. there were so many different opinions. do they tear it down forever? do they rebuild the school? do they put a memorial there? hard to get a consensus, but not surprising in this town, it has only been a month since the shooting. the church lost nine of its youngest members of sandy hook. a vigil drew thousands that first night, and then there were the funerals. >> i was this far away from the families. it was palpable what they were going through. >> how well are people healing? >> they're a lot of pain, a lot
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of grief. when it's going to go away, i don't know. it might not ever go away. >> arriving daily to ease that pain, something that astounds deck con rick sento and fellow parishioners. hr i >> reporter: it's a month later. what are all of these gifts doing? >> these are gifts, prayer cards. >> reporter: thousands of pieces of mail carefully sorted for each victim, including the shooter's mother and the killer himself. what is this all a sign of? >> this is the world putting their arm around newtown and saying that we're here for you in some way. >> reporter: like a huge banner that reads, we are with you newtown, filled with signatures hanging from an overpass. it's all the way from tucson, arizona, the site of the gabby giffords shooting. down the street, a bouquet marks
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the spot. it's preserved for a permanent memorial. in this community people turn to each other for strength, many with the same questions. >> the main questions of why. why did this happen? how did this happen? >> reporter: seeking answers no one may ever have. and at this point no perfect answer about the future of sandy hook elementary. drew? >> susan candiotti tonight in newtown, connecticut. so could we see congress take up legislation that will bana sought rifles? we're going to hear from the left and right about the chances such a proposal might have.
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vice president biden's proposals to curb gun violence are supposed to deal with movies and it's going to deal with the assault weapons ban that has washington talking. the last ban didn't work anyway according to some studies. when i talked about it with with l.z. granderson, i asked if the push for a ban would be worth the effort. >> the thing about what vice president biden's going to unveil on tuesday is really interesting because there are three different conversations in my opinion that are happening regards to guns. the first conversation is about mass shootings and what are we going to do about that. the second conversation is about the shootings that happen every other day in our streets, particularly like in chicago. and then there's a conversation about the culture of guns and
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that's where the movie violence, the video games comes in from. so i'm really curious to see what vice president biden is going to unveil. those are three different conversations and you can't clean this up with one fell swoon. >> anna, i want to ask you about the president's strategy. he'll have to use a lot of political muscle to clean it up. if you look at the fbi statistics, although we have horrific events that occur with these guns sometimes, mostly it is pistols and handguns that are involved statistically in the crimes, and if you were going to attack the murders in this country, you would attack those other guns. i'm wondering why you think it is that they'd like to go after the assault weapons at this time. >> i think l.z. was exactly right. there is three different conversations going on and i think they have to turn it into one big comprehensive approach. if it's only framed as an assault weapons ban, it will have a very difficult time going through congress but, yes, you know, the president is going to
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have to spend the capital. he has it and he's going to have to spend it. i'm sure vice president biden, who's now pregnant with this, this is his baby, in case we haven't noticed, he's already running for president, is going to want something done. the problem, drew, is the issue is not going away. as cnn was covering the meetings of the vice president on the issue, they had to break away because there was yet another school shooting going on at the same time. so every time there is a shooting and the sad reality is that these things will continue happening in all likelihood, the american people are going to ask, what has been done since newtown. that will become the new question. you see, this issue has been under the rug for the last four years. it's been awfully quiet despite all the different episodes we've had of shootings, but now the pandora box is open and the expectations of the american people that something moves is much greater than it's been in the last four years. >> yeah.
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>> and i think the only way of doing it is a comprehensive approach. >> former cincinnati red pete rose weighs in on this past week's baseball hall of fame snubs, but as you'll see, rose's marks don't sit well with one of the hall of fame voters.
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"usa today" reports disgraced cyclist lance armstrong will admit to doping with oprah winfrey. he'll be interviewed thursday. some cycling observers say it's about time armstrong confesses. >> better late than never. i mean, it's bad he did it to
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start with. that at least he'll come clean, so to speak. >> now that he's been dropped from the cycling world i don't think it will hurt him. i believe that this will soften up and maybe, you know, his admission of -- if he does admit it, it will bring him back into the cycling world. >> thursday's interview at 9:00 p.m. on the oprah winfrey network. other sports news, for just the eighth time in history no one was elected to the national baseball hall of fame this year. the baseball writers association said no to barry bonds, to roger clemons, to mark maguire and to sammy sosa. those are some of the biggest names in history but all allegedly cheated by using enhancement performing drugs. earlier pete rose, himself ban from the hall of fame for gambling, his thoughts on the shutout and the odds of him
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being elected. >> with the odds of the guys you mentioned, besides clemons because he was a pitcher, how about babe ruth, etc., who lost their record because of the suspicion of steroids. i have to defend roger clemons in this and the reason i have to defend him is because till this day he says he didn't take steroids and he's never flunked a drug test and he went in front of two different courts and they both ruled in favor of him. so who am i to sit here and say that roger clemons took steroids because he won some games after he was 40 years old. bonds admitted he put the steroids on him. sosa flunked the test. let's talk about bigio, piazza, jack morris. >> there were others on the ballot, mike piazza, craig
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bigio, long-time second baseman and curt schilling who helped the red sox win the world series in 2004, 2007, the fact that they got shut out, doe that surprise you? >> it does. at least one of them should go in there. i wonder if what happened is did all the writers say there's too many guys connected to steroids, let's not put anybody in. listen, craig bigio got 3061 hits. he is the first player that was on the ballot for the first time, didn't make the hall of fame, since 1945. that's how long that's been, okay? there hasn't been anybody going to the hall of fame since 1996. so that's strange too. and i just -- we've got friends in cooperstown that own stores and they really rely on cooperstown week to survive for the whole year, and we just wonder what's going to happen
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with those people with no induction. >> while i have you here, can we talk about lance armstrong, speaking of performance enhancing drugs? what do you make of his situation. >> well, lance is a little bit like me, and i'll tell you why. for anybody watching us talk, i would give them some advice. if you do something wrong, come clean quick, as quick as you possibly can. i waited too long. lance waited too long. because it's just going to build up and get worse and worse and worse. so, you know, admit your problem, attack your problem. i'm at peace with myself now. it took me some years to do what bart giomatti wanted me to do. when he wanted me to reconfigure my life, that's just take responsibility for your life. i can do that. my mind's clean. my body's clean. my fans understand it and my teammates understand it. >> but for you it wasn't about drugs, it was about betting. >> yeah.
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>> yeah. so do you think someone who physically alters their body by using illegal drugs should be allowed in the hall of fame, i don't know, at all before you? >> the records of baseball are a sacred thing, that's why baseball cards are worth more than basketball cards and football cards. wouldn't it be nice if you could talk to hang aaron or roger maris or babe ruth? those are the guys who lost their records. if someone got 4257 and beat my record and he was linked to steroids, i'd have a lot of things to say about him, but as of right now, up till now, that has not happened. when you alter the statistics of baseball, you're really cheating the fans of every era and the fans of today's era because it's just not right. >> so you think you should be eligible for the hall of fame, right? do you think one day it will change? >> well, here's what i think. i think this is america and i think everybody at one time or another should be given a second
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chance. >> right. >> and that's what i'm waiting for. i'm not here to complain because i'm the one that screwed up. i'm not complaining to anybody, i just hope that someone that runs baseball will feel in their heart to give me a second chance. i won't need a third, i guarantee you that. >> it is america's pastime. in america, it's all about redemption, isn't it? we love a good redemption story. >> well, we've got clinton, we've got nixon, we've got a lot of other people that obviously got a second chance. >> by the way, pete rose has a six-part tv series coming up, hits and misses. the misses would be the woman sitting next to him. premiering tomorrow at 10:00 eastern on tlc. earlier i spoke with karen smore, i asked her about this week's vote. she took issue with pete rose's problem. >> true con fences. i personally have known pete
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rose for 35 years. he was my all time player. it pains me to say this. pete is absolutely wrong about this. roger clemons's best friend at the time, andy pettitte, even said that roger clemens told him that roger uses steroids. andy backed out at the last minute. the other thing that pete said, that numbers matter in baseball more so than any other sport. baseball has been around professionally since 1869. you've got these steroid users going against willie mays, hank aaron, is not fair to those guys in the past when you lump these knuckle heads in with them. >> the steroid era happened for a while? >> it did. >> could it happen next year? >> the good thing is next year, we're here in atlanta georgia, two former atlanta braves heroes, tom glavine and maddox, they'll be first round hall-of-famers. no steroids there.
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this will become a moot point. >> it is an unusual hunting contest even for florida. they're looking for pythons. our john za ril la tells us why the state is holding a month-long contest to kill those snakes.
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people are hunting pythons in florida, and they can win prizes doing it. it's part of a month-long contest called python challenge. there is an exploding python population. john zarrella talked with a state hunting officer about it. >> you can go out there for days and days and days and not see one python. i don't care how much experience you have. it is going to take some luck. >> if we remove one snake from the ecosystem, we've done a good
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thing. so imagine if 700 people are out there and they all bring one snake, that's 700 less snakes we have out in the ecosystem. >> john zarrella is in the florida everglades. >> reporter: i'm out here on the tamiami trail. we're closer to naples now than we are to miami. we've been out here for a couple of hours looking for python. it is not that easy to find them, that's for sure. at night, the reason we're out here, is they like to come up by the road and take the warmth of that road off the pavement and that keeps their bodies warm. they're cold-blooded creatures. i'm joined by justin matthews. we've been out here with you. you're a wildlife expert trying to find these things. the reality is didn't get any, didn't find any, but that's to be expected. >> yes, it is. needle in a haystack. i would actually be surprised if we were to come out today and get a snake.
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>> that's because it's been so warm lately. >> yeah, it's been so warm. they've been curled up. they've been, you know, hiding in the shade in the thicket where people can't go, and chances are we've walked right by one today. >> didn't even see it. >> didn't even see it. >> now it's an invasive species. they're trying to get rid of them here. they're a real problem in florida, south florida especially? >> yes. big problem. they're killing our native wildlife. >> they're killing the native wildlife? >> yes, they are, and that's why we're here. we've run a wildlife rescue and we want to save native wildlife. >> well, you know, good luck. there's a month of this hunt to go. you'll be back. >> definitely. >> the reality is as justin was saying, it's like a needle in a haystack out here. there's millions of acres of everglades. maybe there's 100, 150,000 of these snakes out here, and that's at the top end. it's really going to be
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interesting to see how many people over the course of a month catch snakes and how many actually are brought in in total. john zarrella, cnn, reporting from the florida everglades. half past the hour now. let's take a look at the headlines right now. on tuesday a task force headed by vice president joe biden expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting one month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he is ready for a fight over how he responds to the recommendation. american troops helped france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent held hostage by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which happened friday night. he said u.s. troops lent what he called limited technical support and american aircraft if needed.
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the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believe he is now dead. former president george h.w. bush may get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his birthday last june has been in the hospital since november 23rd for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. his son, former florida governor jeb bush, says his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. family spokesman says they are hopeful but still taking it a day at a time. a political wound may be reopened in egypt. former president hosni mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian court overturned mubarak's life sentence in his role in the killing of protesters in egypt. his supporters cheered in court when that decision came down. mubarak will remain in custody though until the new trial
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starts. the lawyer says the next court date is likely in april. a somber day for families marking the one year anniversary of the "costa concordia" cruise liner tragedy. 32 passengers and crew who died aboard the massive ship were remembered during a mass today on the small italian island where the liner ran aground. the ship is partially submerged still in the harbor as the captain could face charges denying he did anything wrong. the nfl playoffs are down to the final four. the atlanta falcons. it's that game-winning field goal in the final seconds defeating seattle 30-28. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next week against san francisco. meantime, tom brady led new england to a 41-28 win. the patriots are going to play baltimore. the nation should know actuals whether the vice president's gun task force will
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recommend to try to curb gun violence. that's in response to the mass killing at a connecticut elementary school a month ago. some schools are not waiting for the government to act. a school board in montpelier, ohio, which is near the indiana border just approved letting certain school staffers carry concealed guns, a move that was in the works before the 20 children and 6 adults were murdered inside connecticut's sandy hook elementary school. >> it's kind of scary just to think about having guns in a school for children. >> although we felt we were doing a good job with keeping the doors locked and all of that, we just felt as though it was time to take another step. >> well, no doubt montpelier school officials hope they can keep a shooter out of their buildings, but what if a gunman gets in. some colleges in california are actually putting students and staff to the test using what's called active shooter training. here's cnn's miguel marquez.
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>> lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: it's called active shooter training. the scenario's horrifying. >> hey, don't run from me. >> reporter: a heavily armed masked killer all too possible. >> reporter: the scenario has just ended. they use masks in this scenario to make this as real as possible. in this one the gunman tried to get in through this door. the people in the room barricaded themselves in. is it helpful, the scenarios? how realistic are they? >> they're absolutely realistic. even though you know they're not real bullets. immediately i think i don't want to get shot at with a soft pellet gun. >> reporter: san diego state university home to 30,000 students has opened its doors to response options, a texas company teaching civilians survival skills for mass shootings. >> reporter: the lessons are
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extremely simple it seems. >> yes. >> reporter: why is that so simple? >> first off what has been taught to them before is shown not to work. >> reporter: what doesn't work is only trying to hide from a gunman. it shows other information, providing good information, barricades, and in extreme situations, countering a gunman. >> students at auburn underwent the training. here incoming freshmen will undergo active shooter training. >> we want them to know what their options are before they happen so they don't waist time trying to figure out what to do next. >> reporter: rampage shootings are not new. in 1996 graduate students frederick march continues davidson stressed about defending his masters thesis killed three faculty members. today it seems just about everyone has a connection to public shoodings. gail edge meyer's son attends virginia tech where there was a
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2007 massacre. >> i think you have concerns about your student going to any college given the tragedy of virginia tech. there was a little bit more concern. >> i'm going to kill all of you. >> reporter: the hard fact of our reality, getting students and staff to think about the unthinkable. >> bang, bang, bang, bang. well, it amounts to a sort of academic mutiny. some teachers in seattle refusing to give the students a required test. we'll tell you why and get a school administrator to weigh in on that move by those educators.
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teachers are boycotting a standardized test at a seattle high school. 19 teachers at garfield high school refused to give the measures of academic progress test after seattle's school district decided to factor the exam into teachers' evaluations. the teachers say the test is flawed. >> i'm happy to have anyone come in and look at my work, it's just that i don't think they should be tested by this test. >> they adopted it for $4 million. why would they adopt a test they haven't vetted, they haven't made sure it alliance to oigns
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curriculum? >> the test is not needed in seattle state. they have not commented on the uproar. noted school principal, author, tv host steve perry is joining us live via skype from hartford, connecticut. steve, do the teachers have a point? >> no, they don't have a point. what they are trying to do and they're trying to skirt the responsibility of accountability. this examination, like so many others, probably has some flaws, as most examinations do, as the examinations they give in their own classrooms do. in fact, if you look at some of the real data we find that american students are in the bottom third in virtually every international comparison. why? because all we do is depend upon the opinion of one teacher as opposed to a standardized examination which tells us what children can't do. this particular test we actually offer in our school. sometimes kids don't take these tests seriously, but that's a teachable moment, one in which we sit down with children and explain to them how important
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this examination is and work through them so we can begin to move forward. >> the teachers say they weren't even given any sample tests or test questions to get prepared for this test. should that be done? >> it's a standardized examination. they're being tested on basic skills. this map test in particular, it gets harder as you answer more questions and it gets easier as you answer less questions. the purpose is to provide really a diagnostic examination, one in which at the end of the test, at the end of the examination we as faculty and staff can look at the children's strengths and weaknesses and begin to cordoned our curriculum into that direction. >> it seemed that the teachers weren't opposed to that test until it was said it would evaluate them and their teaching ability. is that fair? >> shocker. shocker. here we go again, right? anything that is going to prove that they might need to do things differently somehow is
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evil. every single time they have an issue with a standardized examination, the question is this? where is yours? why don't you put forward an examination that you think is fair? here's the point, what we know is that more variation in a school, meaning between one english teacher and another english teacher than there is between these examinations. that's the problem. one kid can go take an english class and get an a and then go with another teacher and get a b. we need to know what they can do across the curriculum. >> steve, what do you do in a case like this? you have an elected school board, you have administration in the school and you have basically what amounts to a revolt by the teachers or 19 teachers at this high school. what should be done? >> well, to me it's insubordination. quite frankly, i don't see why people have not gotten fired. >> that's a quick answer. we'll see what happens in seattle. steve perry, thanks for joining us from hartford, connecticut. >> my pleasure. it sat in a new york park
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for years. kids probably played around that. people sat on it to take pictures, but who knew the whole time it was loaded? details next. +3+3+3+3
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this thing could have caused a major blast from the past. literally, some preservation workers cleaning that
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revolutionary era cannon were shocked to see it was loaded with the cannonball and live gun powder. that's not all. the cannon was mounted on public display in central park for more than 100 years. >> it's an amazing surprise. it was there for so many years and people were sitting on it when it was a loaded cannon. >> no joke. the cleaning crew called the bomb squad who carefully disarmed the cannon. a police spokesman says, yes, it could have been fired all those years it was on display. presidenton ojohn f. kenne was not assassinated by a lone gunman. kennedy said his father publically supported the warren commission publicly but he said privately he was much more critical of it. he said there was strong evidence that he asked the justice department to look into a connection between the
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assassination, the mafia, the cia and other organizations. but the younger kennedy says his dad never publicly voiced those concerns because he thought it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country. the band practices "hale to the chief" today for president obama's inauguration a week from tomorrow. ♪ >> there is the president now. >> it was a rehearsal with hundreds of band members, military personnel, media, and law enforcement taking part. they used stand-ins right there for the president and the first lady. meanwhile, the military is getting ready to make sure everyone stays safe. >> on the morning of the inauguration, the biggest movement you'll see is the pentagon south parking lot where they will screen all of the buses and 10,000 total parade participants. washington, d.c., expecting hundreds of thousands of people
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for the inauguration. it starts next sunday morning and will lead up to the official swearing in of the president for his second term on monday all the way through the official inaugural balls monday night. now to the big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to wall street our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with the president's plans for the week. >> reporter: i'm brianna keilar at the white house. on monday president obama will participate in an ambassador credentialing ceremony at the white house. on tuesday vice president joe biden will deliver his much-awaited recommendations on how to deal with gun violence. president obama will spend the rest of the week in washington a end itting meetings at the white house. i'm poppy harlow in new york. on wall street, earning season is well underway. we'll get quarterly results from a lot of the big banks. we'll hear from american express, general electric and ebay. in terms of economic reports, on
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the docket we'll get the december retail sales orders including the holiday shopping season. that's important. and we'll also get key housing and inflation figures. we'll keep you posted on all of it. i'm a.j. hammer. here's what we're watching. the golden globes are tonight. we'll have special live coverage tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. we'll have all of the surprises and snubs. tomorrow night i am going one on one with the great rob low. see you at 11:00 eastern and pacific on hln. coming up. >> what's your name? >> django. >> you're exactly the one we were looking for. >> it's earned millions at the box office. honored at the golden globe awards tonight, the movie django unchained is drawing controversy. we'll tell you why next.
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films out right now, "django" unchained. it won a couple of golden globes tonight. it's nominated for a couple of academy awards. it's the source of big controversy. critics say the director, who is no stranger to violence and shock value, may have gone too far. our nischelle turner takes a closer look. >> what's your name, boy? >> his name is django freeman. >> it's not your average
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spaghetti western. "django unchained" has made a killing at the box office and blown away many in hollywood. >> nobody better. i'm a big fan. >> but not everyone a fan. >> be disrespectful to my ancesto ancestors. >> director spike lee told vibe tv he refused to see the film adding on twitter american slavery was not a sergio leone spaghetti western, it was a holocaust. >> he's absolutely right. >> roots star and winning actor louis goes set jr. imagined lee's version of the film. >> more informative, more sensitive to his audience. >> speaking of sensitive, it was only 15 minutes into "django" that goes set had enough, enough he says of feeling uncomfortable being the only black person in the theater. >> everybody looked through me. so i had to go to another place in the back of the theater so i could see it from the beginning to the end. >> he had heard the "n" word
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more than 100 times in three hours. >> they used the "n" word too much. i was close to the generation that was touched by slavery. i can give it credit as being brilliant. >> music mobile l.a. reed echoed that thought. he liked the film but felt it should have been toned down telling cnn it's a painful part of america's history and still an open wound, but a wound that some say has a scab that is healing. >> i thought it was dope. i thought it was nice. you've never seen a film like that in that era of time portrayed that way. when you are a trail blazer, you can expect some extra criticism. >> that's what you want, you want it to be criticized, critiqued. there are people really talking about it. >> now even more people are talking about it. >> it's a slap in the face to our ancestors. >> community organizers in los angeles called for a boycott against the film's action figures. >> this is highly offensive and
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we demand that these dolls be pulled immediately. >> calm down, boy. no offense given. >> and no offense intended by the film's studio, the weinstein company, which tells cnn in light of the reaction to the "django unchained" action figures, we are removing them from distribution. it was never our thought to insult anyone. they were meant to be collectibles for people 17 and older. , as the audience grows, so likely will the debate in a country where most agree it's good to be free to disagree. >> the director says he was surprised to win best screen play and "django" got another award. they select the winners. hugh jackman won for best actor in a musical or comedy for his
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performance in "les mis." he almost gave up because he got so nervous in the rehearsals. jackman said his wife convinced him to stick with it. ben affleck won best actor in "argo." best original song went to british pop star, adele for "sky fall." anne hathaway also sung her way to a golden globe for her role in "les mis" and julian moore won for her role as sarah palin in "game change." in southern california they're fishing for squid. not this squid, but we've got both of those fish tales or maybe squid tales just ahead for
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here's a fish tale that starts a half milestones under the ocean. the first ever pictures of a giant squid in its natural habitat. the ten foot find was tauted as one of the most important discoveries in decades, but you know in california they don't have time to talk about giant skids, they've got their own fishing frenzy underway. here's miguel marquez. >> it's a southern california
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squid frenzy. >> every night fishing boats packed to the gillis set off the hunt for two to three foot long sometimes bigger squid. the sea here off dana point thick with crill. they make a fine squid steak. they are bizarre shooting ink in water when out of the water they change colors, sometimes like a traffic light. >> this is what the squid hunters have come after, humble squid. look at that. there's the eye there. their teeth are right in here. if i stuck my hand in there it would try to grab me. they change colors amazingly. somebody grabbed hold of this one and you can see a perfect handprint on that squid right there. >> the humble flying skid makes its home from alaska to south america. it is rare, very rare to have so many squid off the coast here